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Clear temp files on IEclose

Posted September 2004 by Steve Sinchak

Internet Explorer includes some great security features.  For this tweak I will talk about the feature that clear the temporary internet files each time you close internet explorer.  This is a very useful feature since it saves disk space and also keeps the websites that you downloaded private.  Lets say that you were doing some online banking.  All of the HTML files would be downloaded to the temp internet files by default.  Someone with few computer skills can then copy those files out of that directory and view them.  That is why it is good to have those files cleared automatically.

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Select the Tools from the menu bar.
  3. Then select Internet Options... from the drop down menu.
  4. Once the internet options has loaded click on the advanced tab.
  5. Under security find where it says Empty Temporary internet files folder when browser is closed and check it.
  6. Click OK

Originally submitted by: Webmaster

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